Matthew Mott is optimistic that Ben Stokes will play again in ODIs. – ‘He has so much to offer’. Ben Stokes left the ODIs earlier this year in order to dedicate more focus to his commitment to the Test team.
Ben Stokes, England’s red-ball captain, overcame obstacles to lead his team to their second T20 World Cup victory, scoring his first T20I half-century against Pakistan in the championship match. The erratic all-exploits rounder’s in the MCG championship game have given England’s head coach Matthew Mott optimism that he may return from ODI retirement for the World Cup the following year.
In order to play in the World Cup the following year, Ben Stokes, who declared his ODI retirement earlier this year in the midst of a busy cricket calendar, has been pushed to change his mind. Stokes, according to Mott, is essential to the team’s chances because he instills a winning mindset in everyone.
“He’s a three-dimensional player, and he has so much to offer. In this team, he was the glue – I think we have a lot of guys who can do extraordinary things, but he was the player you knew that if he was in you’d win the game,”Matthew Mott said.
“When he spoke to me about his ODI retirement one of the first things I said was that I’d back any decision he made, but I said to him he didn’t necessarily have to retire, he could just not play 50-overs for a while. And I said: ‘You could always unretire.’ “He added.
Matthew Mott has always done what is right for English cricket and will continue to do so.
Stokes must decide, according to Mott, and he will act in the team’s best interest. After coming to the conclusion that he wasn’t doing enough for Jos Buttler’s squad and that he should give the more deserving players in the English white ball system an opportunity, Stokes stopped his ODI career.
“I’ll let him dust off today. He’s his own man and he’ll make his own decisions. He’ll do what’s right for English cricket and he always has. That was part of his decision to retire from ODI cricket. He didn’t think he could give it his all and credit to him for making that decision because he’s such a special commodity for English cricket. We want what’s best for the whole system as well,”Matthew Mott added.